Editors' Notes Inspired by the possibilities of digital technology and the audacious rhythms of Brazil and Africa, Peter Gabriel invigorated pop music with 1986’s So. “Sledgehammer” is a James Brown groove reinforced with juicy synths and hard-hitting drum machines. While that song highlights Gabriel’s most soulful singing, his husky voice materializes like a beam of light through the roiling pulses of “Red Rain.” The dueling currents of tension and comfort merge on “In Your Eyes,” a love song so pure in its intentions that its intricate machinery becomes almost invisible.

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Red Rain
1
5:40
 
Sledgehammer
2
5:11
 
Don't Give Up (feat. Kate Bush)
3
6:33
 
That Voice Again
4
4:53
 
Mercy Street
5
6:22
 
Big Time
6
4:29
 
We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
7
3:22
 
This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)
8
4:22
 
In Your Eyes
9
5:30
 

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